Jan. 31 is National Seed Swap Day, created by Washington Gardener Magazine in 2006.
To celebrate National Seed Swap Day, the Taos Seed Exchange will have two seed exchange stations set up for the season, one at the Dixon Market, and one at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
The exchange will be at the ReStore, Saturday (Jan. 31), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with snacks and gardening information to celebrate “this important day in the gardening season.”
Sharing seeds and gardening information has been happening for hundreds of years. In the 21st century though, with Monsanto trying to control the world’s food source, seed swapping among home gardeners is more important than ever to maintain local strains and biodiversity, according to Nan Fischer, of Sweetly Seeds.